Thursday, July 29, 2010
A Guide To Thai Food
Thai food has become increasingly popular in the western world during the past decade. Many Thai restaurants have sprung up in all the major cities and town. This article is a brief introduction to tasty Thai food.
Food from Thailand has become increasingly popular in the western world during the past decade. Many Thai restaurants have sprung up in all the major cities and town. Thai food can be found available as pre cooked ready meals in the major supermarkets along with many of the main ingredients if one chooses to have a go at cooking it at home.
There are good reasons why Thai food has become so popular. Many more people are discovering Thailand and its exotic cuisine whilst on holiday and wish to be reminded after returning home. The rise in living standards has given people more opportunities to eat out and try previously unaffordable eastern dishes.
Thai food is renowned for being full of flavour and spice. The Thais like their food very spicy and to the western palate this can often make the food inedible, being far too hot. Fortunately the food can be eaten with fewer spices whilst keeping its full fresh flavour.
Thai dishes are quick to cook, most taking less than 12 minutes to prepare.
Thai food is usually eaten with rice or noodles, which compliment the main dishes, such as curries, stir fries, salads, soups and sauces. Thai food is usually a mixture of salty, hot, sweet and sour tastes.
Some of the most popular Thai dishes include Green Curry, Somtam, Tom Kha and Tom Yam.
Thais usually eat with a spoon but chopsticks can be used for eating noodles.
Thais take their food seriously and often use the phrase 'have you eaten yet?' as a greeting instead of the commonly used 'hello' that most westerners use. They also have a popular phrase 'full heart' to sum up their feeling of contentment after eating a good meal.